Unión Europea

From institutions to community living – Part I: commitments and structures

Discussions are under way at the European Union (EU) and national levels about how best to realise the transition from institutional to community-based support. This report contributes to these by bringing together some of the key issues that have emerged from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) human rights indicators on Member States’ political and practical commitment to deinstitutionalisation.



From institutions to community living – Part II: funding and budgeting

The transition from institution- to community-based support for persons with disabilities is a complex process that requires multifaceted efforts. These include putting in place commitments and structures for achieving deinstitutionalisation and measuring outcomes for persons with disabilities. This report shows that effectively funding the deinstitutionalisation process is a vital element.



Dictamen del Comité Europeo de las Regiones — Migración en la ruta del Mediterráneo Central (2017/C 342/04)

Dictamen del Comité Europeo de las Regiones, aprobado en el 124ª Pleno celebrado los días 12 y 13 de julio de 2017, sobre Migración en la ruta del Mediterráneo Central.



Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) Muslims – Selected findings

Muslims living in the EU face discrimination in a broad range of settings – and particularly when looking for work, on the job, and when trying to access public or private services. The report examines how characteristics – such as an individual’s first and last name, skin colour and the wearing of visible religious symbols like a headscarf, for example – may trigger discriminatory treatment and harassment.


Current migration situation in the EU: Oversight of reception facilities

This report assesses to which extent selected EU Member States have put in place mechanisms to ensure appropriate oversight and control of quality standards in reception facilities. Such oversight and control is essential for providing dignified and fundamental rights-compatible living conditions for asylum seekers.


The Dublin system in the first half of 2017

An AIDA statistical update illustrates significant discrepancies in the use of the Dublin Regulation allocating responsibility for asylum seekers across European countries. The number of Dublin procedures initiated in the first half of 2017 vary from only 5 outgoing requests in Spain to nearly 30,000 in Germany.



Fifth Progress Report on the Partnership Framework with third countries under the European Agenda on Migration. COM(2017) 471 final.

Este informe sobre la situación sobre el Marco de Asociación en materia de Migración, presentado por la Comisión y la Alta Representante, revela que las medidas adoptadas para gestionar mejor la migración en la ruta del Mediterráneo central y en colaboración con los socios africanos están empezando a dar fruto.



Current migration situation in the EU: Community policing

This report outlines examples of community policing measures in select EU Member State regions and localities with recently arrived asylum seekers and migrants. It focuses on four main issues: 1) community policing, 2) related police training, 3) community involvement (for example: consultations; giving voice to the concerns of local communities; police involvement in local responses to concerns), and 4) crime prevention activities.



European legal and policy framework on immigration detention of children

Up to one third of migrants arriving in the European Union since the summer of 2015 have been children. The current emphasis on speedier asylum processing and making returns more effective may trigger increased use of immigration detention, possibly also affecting children. The detention of children implicates various fundamental rights and will only be in line with EU law if limited to exceptional cases. This report aims to support practitioners in implementing relevant polices in line with applicable law by outlining available safeguards against unlawful and arbitrary detention and highlighting promising practices.